December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Land Use Hearings Take In Car Rental Facility, Fence Maker

A public hearing concerning land use was held on December 17 at Queens Borough Hall. The hearing, presided over by Borough President Helen M. More...

Despina Siolas Awarded Hellenic Medical Society Of NY Scholarship

Despina Siolas of Bayside and Mattituck, a member of the Stony Brook Medical School Class of 2010, was awarded the prestigious ETrade Financial Scholarship of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York in an event at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Manhat More...

Constantine Gurlakis Defends Greek Study At SJU

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has,” said anthropologist Margaret Mead. More...

Weathering Winter Weather

Severe winter weather should be taken very seriously, since it can be dangerous to both you and your property. More...

QHC Joins In ‘Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands’

’The Queens Health Coalition (QHC) joined in a collaborative project of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and the Weinberg Foundation entitled Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands. More...

Jackson Heights Lawmakers Say MTA Neglects 74th Roosevelt Avenue Hub

Although faced with a huge budget deficit requiring painful service cuts, the MTA has ignored an opportunity to lease valuable revenue generating commercial space at the second busiest transit hub in Queens, Jackson Heights lawmakers and community l More...

Meng, Stavisky Protest MTA Cut To Student Transit Aid

Recently the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board, the nation's largest transit agency, approved a 2010 budget that would cut bus and subway service and leave New York City children without free rides to public schools.   More...

Construction Starts On New Police Academy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on December 16 announced the start of construction on a 21st century police academy to train the next generation of New York’s Finest. More...

Welcome Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, or Yule, is traditionally celebrated on or around December 22, this year Dec. 21, marking the shortest day of the year.   The word solstice is derived from an ancient Latin word meaning, stop, or stand still.   More...

Taminent Dems Go Caroling

City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., state Senator George Onorato and Assemblymember Michael Gianaris joined members of the Taminent Regular Democratic Club at the Taminent Clubhouse in Astoria for a More...

Lawmakers Get $700 G For Security In High Crime Buildings In Pomonok Houses

Pomonok Houses in Flushing, a city Housing Authority development, is set to get an infusion of $700,000 to install closed circuit television cameras in buildings that have been identified by the police department as high crime buildings, two Flushin More...

Car Fire Snarls Traffic In Fresh Meadows

Firefighters from Engine Company 299, Ladder Company 152 in Flushing extinguished a car fire on December 19 on the eastbound side of the Horace Harding Expressway. More...

Henry Kissinger Addresses NYPD Executives

Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger addressed NYPD executives Monday, December 14 as part of Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

Santora School First Graders Go Caroling At Nursing Home

First graders from P.S. 222 gave a special performance for elderly residents of the Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility in Woodside on December 21. More...

Board 3 Hears From Police, Fire Departments

115th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector John D. More...

Vallone: ‘Tracking Cop Misconduct Lawsuits Could Lower Settlements’

Seeking to reduce the amount of money the city pays out for suits against police officers, City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

PSC Offers Tips To Save On Heat

Short days. Long nights. Winter arrived right on schedule at 12:47 p.m. on Monday, December 21, with temperatures dropping below 20 degrees and reaching no higher than the mid-30s. More...

LIC H.S. Global Kids Hold Fundraiser For Darfur Youth

More than 300 Long Island City High School students packed their school’s auditorium with Talent for Darfur, an awareness raising talent show organized by students in the Global Kids program. More...

Middle States Association Reaccredits Holy Cross H.S.

The Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools has reaccredited Holy Cross H.S. for the period ending Dec. 1, 2016. More...

The History Of Christmas Bells

Bells were sounded on pagan holidays to keep away evil spirits in the night and to announce a new “awakening”.   With the advent of Christianity, Christmas bells were used to call people to gather, rejoice and worship. More...

Dutch Kills To MTA: ‘Stop Trashing Our Neighborhood’

Residents in the Dutch Kills community are fuming over the condition of a trashstrewn MTA training facility in their neighborhood, along with a failure on the part of Sanitation inspectors and elected officials to force the agency to clean up their More...

Cops Release ID For Ex-Boyfriend In LIC Slaying

Police officials last week released a second photo of a 45-year-old Queens man sought in connection with the December 12 murder of a Long Island City artist. More...

Christmas: A Sprig Of Mistletoe For The Occasion

The holiday known as Christmas arose in the fourth century A.D. as the Christian religion, still in its infancy, struggled for supremacy with the official Roman state religion, Mithraism. More...

Independent Women Celebrated At Fashion Show

O n Wednesday night,   December   More...

‘A Cuckoo Family’ Is Entertaining Greek Farce

I often watch movies with subtitles, but it’s not often I go to see a play with supertitles, reading along so that I can follow the action as it unfolds on stage. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please call event sponsors to confirm. All Nations Baptist:   More...

Con Edison Launches Mobile Version Of Web Site

New Yorkers are always on the go and the Number 1 thing they crave is convenience. More...

Report Shows Some Air Pollution Sources

Manhattan has a lot of traffic. Western Queens has a lot of power plants. More...

Police Issue Reminder: Zero Tolerance For Drunk Drivers

Police officials at the 114th Precinct are again reminding partygoers and party givers of stepped up enforcement designed to snare drunk drivers who step behind the wheel this holiday season.   More...

Woman Robbed Leaving Subway

On Sunday, December 13 at approximately 4:20 a.m. More...

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